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Written for parents and families trying to sort out vaccine questions, No More Measles: The Truth About Vaccines and Your Health provides a “big picture” view of vaccinations, describing their role in society and the reasons for the debates around them. The author, Laurie Endicott Thomas, is a science writer who previously wrote about the importance of the liberal arts in education (Not Trivial: How Studying the Traditional Liberal Arts Can Set You Free) and how to prevent diabetes (Thin Diabetes, Fat Diabetes: Prevent Type 1 and Cure Type 2). Thomas explores scientific and political debates (part 1), the biology of infectious diseases (part 2) and the politics of vaccination (part 3) before dedicating individual chapters to each vaccine-preventable disease (part 4).
In easy-to-read prose and short chapters, the author intersperses anecdotes and context to make the information easy to understand. If you have a borrowing library for your patients or if someone is looking for a good general book about the pros and cons of vaccination, No More Measles may be a good choice.
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